Abstract: The present invention provides a discharging method for discharging solid matter out of a container in which the solid matter is stored. In this discharging method of solid matter, a discharging liquid is supplied into the container 2 and thereby generates a spiral flow to cause the liquid and the solid matter exhibiting the spiral flow to be discharged from a discharge port 20 arranged in the bottom of said container 2. The spiral flow of the liquid and the solid matter can be generated by allowing the discharging liquid to flow tangentially into the container 2 specifically at a location in the vicinity of the bottom of said container 2.
Abstract: A float valve assembly is provided which can be remotely retrofit to a pipe end located in a production tank. The valve assembly comprises a guide rod disposed axially in the valve assembly. A floating valve element of the valve assembly is coupled to the guide rod and is moveable with or axially along the guide rod. The valve assembly is remotely mounted on the pipe end by temporarily associating an installation tool with the guide rod to locate a fitting adapter of the valve assembly over the pipe end for sealably fitting the valve assembly to the pipe end. The guide rod can also be manually manipulated for moving the valve element away from the pipe end and locking the valve element in the open position for permitting flow of liquid through the pipe end. A method for manually locking the valve element in the open position is also provided.
Abstract: The tank valve unit includes a support body, and a fuel cutoff valve installed on the support body. The support body includes a mounting plate having a support engaged portion. The fuel cutoff valve has a casing in which a valve chamber is defined by a tubular casing body and a bottom cover installed in the bottom part of the casing body; and a float mechanism housed inside the valve chamber. The bottom cover has a first engaging portion adapted to attach to the casing body by engaging the casing body, and a second engaging portion adapted to secure to the mounting plate by engaging the support engaged portion.
Abstract: A fuel tank made of a plastic material and fitted with at least one fuel accessory attached to an inside surface of a wall thereof, wherein the fuel accessory is attached to a predetermined site at the inside surface by fusion welding. Further there is disclosed a fuel accessory for attaching to a site at an inside wall portion of a plastic material fuel tank, comprising a housing formed with an engaging surface attachable to the site. The engaging surface is fitted with a fusion melting element for fusion welding the fuel accessory to the fuel tank.
Abstract: A float assembly for a multifunction fuel vapor vent valve with a float having a recess formed in the upper surface of the float with a slot formed in the side of the float and communicating with the recess. A raised surface portion is formed in the bottom of the recess and downwardly extending projections are formed in the slot at the recess. A flexible wafer like valve disk is inserted in the slot and deformed or curled to pass under the projections and over the raised surface and into the recess. When fully received in the recess the disk returns to its flat configuration; and, the downward projections prevent removal without distortion. Radially inwardly projections about the recess retain the disk for limited lost motion in the direction of float movement.
Abstract: A ballcock valve with a valve body mounted on a tubular riser with a valve seat which passes water from the riser. The valve body includes a base and a removable cap which enclose valve workings. A screen body passed through the valve seat has a central passage and openings to the passage that exclude particulate solids. A flow control is fitted to the screen body. The combined screen body and flow control is upstream from the valve seat. Preferably a retainer releasably holds the screen body against axial movement when installed.
Abstract: A fuel tank has a recess formed on the inner surface of the upper wall. A vent valve has a mounting portion extending therefrom with a resiliently deflectable disc formed thereon and a guide disc spaced from the deflectable disc. Upon insertion into the recess the deflectable disc is deflected and the periphery thereof frictionally engages the inner surface of the tank wall recess. The guide member slidably fits into the recess to prevent lateral movement of the mounting portion and removal from the recess.
Abstract: An improved liquid level controller is shown having a pneumatic pilot assembly located outside the main controller housing. A filter housing is also located outside the main housing. The controller internal components include a torque bar acted upon by a displacement member, a lever and an adjustable connector for interconnecting the torque and lever. A biasing spring contacts the torque bar to balance the force exerted on the torque bar by the liquid displacement member. The pneumatic pilot is actuable by it movement of the lever to provide a selectable output for controlling a desired liquid level within the vessel interior.
Abstract: A method for installing plumbing fixtures in a multi-story building having a waste stack includes a stop valve between the waste output of each fixture and the waste stack, the valve allowing the waste water to flow from the fixture toward the waste stack, but preventing flow from the waste stack back into the plumbing fixture. The valve has a cylindrical body, a lower assembly and an upper assembly, which together form a water-tight structure, with threaded outlets in each assembly. Within the body there is suspended a stop ball having a diameter larger than that of the ball seat in the upper outlet. When water attempts to back up from the waste stack in the direction of the stop valve, the ball is forced against the upper seat and blocks the water flow.
Abstract: A ballcock valve with a cap having an opening, and in the opening an axial groove. A valve control has a neck that fits in the opening, and a tooth that fits in the groove, so that when a shoulder on the cap and on the valve control abut, the valve control can be rotated to hold it to the cap. When the cap is fixed to a base, a control diaphragm is properly positioned relative to the base and to a valve seat on the base.
Abstract: Pressurized fluid apparatus including a pressurized fluid container, a pipe arranged for flow therethrough of the pressurized fluid into the container, a valve operatively connected to an end of the pipe disposed in the container, and a float attached to the valve, wherein the float is buoyed generally upwards by the pressurized fluid filling the container, such that when the float has been moved a predetermined amount, the float closes the valve and substantially stops flow of the pressurized fluid into the container, and wherein the float is insertable through an upper opening of the container, and wherein the valve is rotatably attached to the pipe, the valve being closed by an angular upward movement of the float, characterized by the valve including a tube with a longitudinal bore having a longitudinal axis formed therein, and a piston slidingly disposed in the tube, wherein only when the float is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the piston sealingly abuts an internal end face of the tub